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I have some thoughts on the diffusion of anti-access military technology over at The Diplomat During the Cold War, the Soviet Union had a strong political incentive to maximize diffusion of its military capabilities.  Proxies with Soviet technology could fight the United States and its proxies on their own. Consequently, states from North Korea to […]

Context…

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In General
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On November 8, 2012
Supplying some much needed context for discussions of military spending in Asia: The increase in absolute defense spending in Asia obscures an important truth, however; despite the increases, the economies of East and South Asia remain relatively demilitarized in comparison to the Cold War. Apart from North Korea, no South or East Asian country spends more […]

2016

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On November 5, 2012

This has all the coherence that we’ve come to expect from Major Intellectual Newt Gingrich: “Once we deal with the issue we’ll have a permanent majority for a generation,” said Gingrich.

Legacies

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In Robert Farley
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On October 9, 2012
My latest at the Diplomat follows up last week’s unpleasantness with a discussion of legacy systems in modern military force structure: In December 1941, it became apparent to most world naval authorities that battleships would not play the role naval doctrine expected them to play.  The vulnerability of battleships to the striking power of aircraft carriersmeant that […]

On the Radio

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On September 13, 2012

Back in July, I spent a week on California’s North Coast, doing research for my book at Humboldt State, hiking, sampling the area’s amazing beers, and thanks to Scott Greacen, director of

Flashpoints

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On July 9, 2012

I was interviewed today on Flashpoints, talking about the return of the Gilded Age in the early 21st century. At the end, I even got to talk about how I don’t think positive change can come with

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